The coastline is straight, flat and not particularly interesting but fine for a quick dip if you are staying in Phetchaburi town, plus there are a multitude of places to eat in the area.
As with Chao Samran the beach is a bit grotty and lined by a retaining wall, but people do swim here.
Aside from eating stacks of cheap and tasty seafood under the casuarina trees there's not much to do -- you could always marvel at the statues of Thai mythological characters that are arranged down on the beach. Protagonists in the Thai epic 'Phra Aphaimani', the gruesome six-metre tall Pee Seua Samut (an aquatic she-demon) emerging from the sea is particular worthy of comment. Others include a flute-playing prince poised on a nearby pile of offshore rocks, a motley collection of mermaids, wizened old men and other characters from the same tale.
The seafood is good here and it has a more rustic feel than Chao Samran, but don't mistake this for cheapness -- you'll be looking at 250 baht and up for a plate of fresh seafood. Ann Seafood, towards the centre of the strip, is good and very friendly.
By Stuart McDonald
Last updated on 15th September, 2013.